Why does chest size keeps fluctuating after gynecomastia surgery?

2nd surgery done. First one being at 18 and second being at 23. Same issues I have been facing... If I slightly massaged it and put it to shape it use to be fine but at certain occasions looked very odd. Same thing is happening... Usually while showering the shape is becoming very odd whereas at other time it's looking just fine. What's the solution? It's very frustrating...

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The Causes of Gynecomastia & the Lasting Effects of Treatment

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The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
Therefore, weight gain, steroid use,recreational drug use and have hormonal conditions can contribute to a return of gynecomastia regardless of previous surgical removal and treatments.

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Why does chest size keeps fluctuating after gynecomastia surgery?

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Thank you for your question.

It is difficult to say without seeing any pictures, however, there can be a couple of things going on. When you shower the nerve cells in the nipple get stimulated and cause contraction. It is also possible that the muscle themselves become contracted. Both these factors can lead to change in the shape of your chest. It would be best that you can make an appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area who can evaluate you and help with your problem.

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